Lovers of art and history will find the beauty of both in Versailles: My Father’s Palace, the graphical biography of Pierre de Nolhac, the historian, poet, and curator of the Palace of Versailles between 1892 and 1920. The original soft cover graphic novel will be available tomorrow in comic shops from Humanoids.
Henri de Nolhac grew up without a father…though his father, Pierre, was very much alive and working mere meters away from their home at the Palace of Versailles.
Once appointed to the Palace in 1887, Pierre de Nolhac dedicated his life to protecting its historical archives and restoring Versailles to its former glory: an agora of politics, art and culture. But it soon became more than a passion to him–it turned into an obsession, and the closer he got to Versailles, the further he drifted from his family and himself.
Versailles: My Father’s Palace is written by Maïté Labat, who spent eight years working at the Palace of Versailles after studying history and journalism, and Jean-Baptiste Veber, who began writing at ten years old and has authored several novels, including Igor à l’étroit and Ragots de lapin. They are joined by illustrator, painter, watercolorist and 3D graphic designer, Alexis Vitrebert, with Stéphane Lemardelé providing storyboards.
Revisit a revolutionary moment in art and French history through Versailles: My Father’s Palace in this exclusive preview: